Pray, what is Sri Lankaexpected to do if Tamil Eelam looks like becoming areality, especially if the LTTE, intoxicated by its easyvictory, refuses any kind of negotiations? Wouldn’tit desperately look for military assistance elsewhere?Indeed, it did turn to Pakistan after India’srefusal. Had the Pakistanis agreed to fish in SriLanka’s troubled waters India would have had toreact very sharply for obvious reasons. However, evenunder a military regime, Pakistan knows its limitationsand has refrained from flying out its crack battalions tothe Sri Lankan war zone though it is bound to makewhatever capital out of the curious situation itotherwise can. China, if asked, is likely to be even morereluctant than Pakistan to send its troops into thejungles of Jaffna.
The story involves a serial slasher, and the police find a likely suspect early on, but he claims to be suffering from amnesia. When all other lines of investigation fail, Fitz cracks the case, just in time to save the next young woman from becoming victim #4. This is a quite smart and entertaining series, much better than the cleaned-up version that came out of Hollywood. Recommended, but not to the squeamish. 2b1af7f3a8